Did you know that the state of Iran has policies, decrees, and fatwas in place forbidding the state, on the basis of Quranic injunctions for the most part, from posessing chemical or nuclear weapons. I was fascinated to learn this while listening to Gareth Porter on Michael Slate's Show entitled, "What Does Dr. Strangelove Have to Do with What We Know About Iran's Nuclear Intentions and March 8 as a Day of a Nationwide Fight Against the War on Women." For further explanation of the Iranian tip, skip to apprx. 00:25:05. I was most compelled by this interesting Iranian state/Shia Islam trivia. After a bit, the program veers into some speech pertaining to the War on Women, which this listener found much less palatable for the following primary reason: the speaker seems to be expertly skilled in the dark arts of oratory conflation. I'm not accusing her of intentionally muddying the waters of constructive debate. Perhaps she has so much actionabale information to disseminate that she just can't help herself. I believe that abused women should know there are innumerable good people out there who empathize with their experiences and share their visions of reformation.
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